What are compound words ks2?
Compound words are made when two words are joined to form a new word. It is important that the two words make sense on their own and that the new word makes sense as well. The two words must also be complete, for example, ‘ginormous’ is a combination of two words (gigantic and enormous) and is actually not a real word.
How do you tell if a word is a compound word?
When two words are used together to yield a new meaning, a compound is formed. Compound words can be written in three ways: as open compounds (spelled as two words, e.g., ice cream), closed compounds (joined to form a single word, e.g., doorknob), or hyphenated compounds (two words joined by a hyphen, e.g., long-term).
What are compound word games for kids?
This fun game is designed to reinforce your children’s learning about compound words. Ask kids to match pairs of words correctly to create compound words. Playing these compound word games is an interactive way to practice applying English skills. These games are great, low-stakes preparation for comprehension tasks: no need for silence or pens.
How many cards are in a compound word game?
Our Compound Words game includes a set of 42 compound word matching cards. Played the same way as matching games commonly known as Concentration or Memory, players take turns to find pairs of word cards that together form a common compound word. What are compound words?
What are the different types of compound words?
Compound words can be closed (for example, earthquake), open (for example, ice cream) or hyphenated (for example, high-speed). A compound word can fall into more than one of these types, depending upon the context of how the word is being used.
How are the two parts of a compound word represented?
The two parts of each compound word are represented by clear, bright illustrations to support the reading of the word part. Tip: After playing the memory matching game, look at the pairs of matched word cards and talk about how each part of a compound word relates to the meaning of the new word formed.